A Boston Journalist Visits East Africa, Part 4

We arrived at the Huma School near Kisumu in western Kenya late in the day, but managed to sit down for a lengthy interview with its principal and also met with the 20 girls at the school who are sponsored by GTL. A highlight for the girls was when Richard Jenson, now GTL’s president, talked […]

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A Boston Journalist Visits East Africa, Part 3

We were up early our first morning in Africa and enjoyed a lavish breakfast buffet at our hotel, Parklands Sports Club, a comfortable, western-style hotel in Nairobi that was actually much less expensive than some of the spartan hotels we stayed at elsewhere on our trip where there were no other competing hotels. In fact, […]

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A Boston Journalist Visits East Africa, Part 2

The idea of going to Africa was daunting to me because I don’t like to fly long distances. Two eight-hour flights back-to-back nearly scared me off. Plus, the trip was expensive (we GTL volunteers pay our own way.) But I figured this might be my only chance to get to Africa in my lifetime and […]

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